Free Writing Resources

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Here are some sites I use/have used to help me build my craft. Feel free to leave your own suggested sites in the comments.

Free Writing Resources

Podcasts:

Writing Excuses
15 Minutes of delving into various topics related to genre fiction. Always ends with a writing prompt.

Hide and Create
30 Minute discussion of various aspects of genre fiction.

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips
6 Minutes-ish addressing specific aspects of grammar, not genre focused.

Stuff You Should Know
45-60 Minutes of interesting bits of reality. Good for research and idea-sparking.

Youtube Channels:

Write About Dragons
Brandon Sanderson's lectures on creative writing at BYU.

Geek and Sundry--The Storyboard [currently on hiatus]
Patrick Rothfuss hosts discussions about writing.

Extra Credits
This is a show about game development, but many of their topics are equally applicable to creative endeavors of any kind.

Assorted Websites:

Slickwrite
Helps you proofread your own work

Ralan
Pretty much everything you wanted to know about markets

Submission Grinder
A place to keep track of your submission history

David Farland's Daily Kick in the Pants
He kicks you in the pants. You're going to like it.

Forums:

/r/Fantasy
A great place to chat about fantasy

/r/fantasywriters
A great place to chat about writing fantasy

/r/askHistorians
Research abounds

/r/askScience
Even more research

Writers of the Future Forum
Full of dedicated aspiring writers

Codex
Neo-pro writers and beyond. (has qualification requirements, please check to make sure you're eligible before applying)




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